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Montreal's shepherd and teacher

April 14, 2013
When Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte reached the retirement age of 75, few observers could have predicted his successor as Archbishop of Montreal. The Pope's choice to lead Canada's second largest diocese was Bishop Christian Lépine, announced just six months after his ordination as bishop. The community quickly embraced its new shepherd, who was born in Montreal and served as the director of the Archdiocese of Montreal's Grand Séminaire, among his many pastoral appointments. He is a born teacher, and loves transmitting the faith with a clear, understandable language. In this new Witness interview, viewers will meet the young, joyful and articulate new leader of this historic archdiocese.